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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 6, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Weather permitting, Canadian Open under way Palmer, Trevino predict high score win FOBT ERIE, Ont. (CP) Ar- nold Palmer ajid Lee Trevino came in from ths rain Wednes- day and both predicted that the winner of the 1972 Canadian Open golf championship would finish Sunday with a high score. Palmer and Trevino, defend- ing champion, started their practice rounds late Wednesday on the Cherry Hill club course near here. Trevino started about 2 p.m. and Palmer about 15 minutes later. About 3'A hours later, the Cherry Hill course was drenched by a downpour just as Trevino was finichini Palmer quit at the 16th1 bole. And with the rain makin last-minute mowing of the nar row [airways doubtful, neilhe of the two tournament favorite caw much likelihood of anyon making a low score. "It's going to take a higl IDONTVVOMDER, TWO PORTS OUT OP ME tjUST-SA-f I'VE V- DON'T BE <30 :URATE AN ILATIN'.OWWr Js. THE BOSS, D'YOU KNOW, I CAN'T EVEN REMEMBER IK NAME OR 'OVvOLft CLARENCE WaAlO YOU WESE-1 LATE TWENTIES no longer a threat Can't blast long ball BOSTON (AP) A three- time American League bat- ting champion with 257 life- time home runs, Carl Yas- trzemski of Boston Red Sox still commands respect, but 'ha Lelhljiidgo Horold Printing and Lithography Division! his days as a long ball threat may be over. Yastrzemski, who will be 33 next month, can't buy a homer, even If he could part with a big chunk of his a year from the Red Sox. Yastrzemsld, who joined the Red Sox in 1961, hit 44 homers S3 he led Boston to the pen- nant in 1967 and earned tin most valuable player award. He slipped to 23 homers In 1968, but bounced back with 40 in each of the next two sea- Lakers' ball game postponed The Lethhridge Lakers will have to wait until the weekend before they get a crack at snapping their current five game Alberta Major Baseball League losing streak. The league leading Calgary Jimmies were to visit the Lakers tonight, but due to a shake-up in the schedule the the game his been postponed until a later date. Lakers, who have lost seven of their last eight encounters sport eight wins in 19 starts and find themselves six garnet off first place. They'll have a chance to get on the right track on the week- end as they play hosts to the Edmonton Tigers twice. Tigers are presently playing .533 baseball having earned eight victories in IS games and are four wins away from the league-leaders. Saturday's contest Is set to go at 8 p.m. while Sunday's affair is on tap for 2 p.m. Both games will be played at lie Henderson boll park. Meanwhile in Red Deer, Cal- ;ary Giants, riding on a four- lit game by pitchers Hy Lewis and Lee West, scored a 3-0 vic- ory over Red Deer Elks in the Alberta Major Baseball League Vednesday night. Lewis, making his first start of the season, gave up no hits and West, who relieved in the ourth inning, gave up four and ook the victory. Cliff Ballou pitched almost as impressively but was the rictim of three unearned runs. GUnli HO 010 mo- 1 4 Lewis, West (4) and Healley) Bal. ou and Van Ornum. LETHBRIDGE 'FISH AND GAME RAFFLE WINNERS Of Drauod Beef Wai Mr. J. K. Home, Or UTHBRIDGE (DRAW WAS HUD JUNI 14) thanki lo all for sup- porting Tho Fiih and Gamt and making Tho Raffll a Succwl sons, being rewarded with a hefty three-year contract. He really hit the skids last year, finishing with only 15 homers, a .254 batting aver- age and just 70 RBIs. He was plagued by a hand injury and personal problems. Alter playing in his fifth consecutive All-Star game, he connected for only four ho- last Sept 3. hasn't hit one since, even in 28 exhibition games in spring training. "We don't know what the trouble Red Sole general manager Dick O'Connell says. "Last year he had problems which we didn't publicize and we certainly aren't going publicize now. He hasn't any problems this year." Yastrzemski got off to a mi- serable start this season and was hitting just .161 when he tore ligaments in his right knee sliding into the plate in California 'May 9. OUT FOR 30 PAYS Sidelined a month, he re- turned to action with the knee strapped. He changed his thinking, forgot the long ball and his average climbed steadily and moved toward .300. "I'm just trying to hit Uie the powerfully-built out- fielder Eaid, adding he has been getting some good rips at the ball. "I'm Just getting back into the groove." Despite his drop from home run leadership ranks, he still is feared by American League rivals. "He's swinging like the Yaz of manager Chuck Tan- ner of Chicago White Sox said in a recent visit to Fenway Park. "As soon as he gets his timing down, he'll tear up a few ball parks. "He can win games all by himself. He's worth three hit- ters in the betting self, the guy before and the guy after." Eliminations set to go Saturday The Southern Alberta Sum- mer Games is just around the corner and the City of Leth- bridge eliminations for two events will be run off Satur- day. Horseshoe eliminations will staged a I the Indian Battle Park for singles, doubles and mixed doubles. This event will be calegor- iied into four age groups which Include, 13 and under, 16 and under, 39 and under and 35 asd over. The tennis eliminations are also set lo go Saturday at the Lethbridge Tennis Club courts. The events will range from singles, doubles and mixed dou- bles. Meanwhile anyone 50 years or over may still sign up for the special golfing event in the Summer Games. All those interested should leave their names at lot City HtD Amu. s c o r e b o u t 27J to 280, Palmer told a news co ference after his practice sc si on. "If we keep having this ra and they don't get a chance t mow those fairways, it's goin to take about a unde said Trevino. Weather permitting, the fie! of 190 whic hincludes 23 Canadi ans, was scheduled to start teeing off at B p.m. Uxjay, WINNER GETS J30.WO The CBC national televislo network has live telecast scheduled Saturday from 4 p.m to 6 p.m. and Sunday from p.m. until the finish, when th winner collects the firs prize and a trophy presented b Peter Jackson cigarettes. Both Trevino, because he defending champ, and Palme would b'ke to win the Canadia title. "I haven't won this tourna ment since said the 4! year-old Palmer. "I'd like vei much to win here. It's as impo tant'a tournament as any on th pro tour." While Trevino and Palme are the main attractions her and both have been tabbed a tournament favorites along wit South African Gary Player, ne ther expressed complete conf dence in his own game. "I'd be happy with my gam if I had won the U.S. Open, said Palmer. "My putting wa not as good as it could hav been." Palmer has been in conlentlo in several tournaments thi year but has often dropped be- hind, going three over pir of am or two holes. He said there was no on thing he could pinpoint that puts him In trouble. "There is no pattern to it.. it's just sort of a matter at going into a bad nine holes." TREVINO RESTED Trevino, who suffered a mil case of pneumonia before th U.S. Open two weeks ago, sat he has been resting up in th interval and is happy with th way he's hitting his shots. "Today was only the fourt round of golf I've shot since th U.S. Open but I've been hittin a lot of practice balls. "I'm tutting it probably 11 tie better than I had expectec after such a long layoff like the way I'm hitting it but don't have the confidence would have If I had been prac tising more." Trevino again singled out th seventh, eighth and ninth hole, as especially tough tests, as di Palmer. "The whole tournament I going to start at the sevent said Trevino. "I'm no saying the first six holes aren good ones, but there's a chanc Tor some birdies there. "But on seven, eight and nin and the back nine, there's goin to be a lot of bogeys and that' why I don't think anybody i going to run away with this. "The guy that wins here i going to shoot at least one round over par." Par for the layout is 71. "The course is good like this course, the way it's se said Palmer. "It's in good condition and it makes Uiis tour nament just as good as any other you can name." Neither Trevino nor Palmer Nicklaus practices LONDON (AP) Jack Nick ills, bidding for golf's grant lam, arrived Wednesday to tart early practice for the Brit sh Open championship begin- ning July 12 at Muirfield, Scot- and. Nicklaus flew into London's Heathrow Airport from Aliami and then took another plane to Edinburgh, the Scottish capital. By winning the Masters and I.S. Open, Nicklaus needs to 'in the British crown and the 'GA title to sweep all four big oumaments. Nicklaus, who won the British DBD at Muirfield in 1966. said e was "very fond" of the ourse. SOUTHERN AlBERTA CO-OP Summer Specials! Wctd-N-Foed with KIUEX 13 Ibt. covon 5000 i ft......... .44 HIBACHI Singlo Barbecui Kinsiford Char- cool Brlquoll 90 Ib. bag SOUTHERN ALBERTA CO-OP 1221 2nd Avo. South Phone 327-3777 kept score In the practice ses- sions Wednesday. Among the top Canadians who also toured the course on the eve of the tournament wen George Knudson of To- ronto, Wilf Homeniuk of Winni- peg, Vancouver's Wayne Voll- mer and Norman of Gil- ford, Ont. The only amateurs in the 150- man field are Jack Lowrey of St. Catharines and Nick Wes- locfc of Burlington, Ont. Ihurtdny, July 6, 1972 THE LETHlKIDGE HHAID f Rangers lose defencernaii Dorey heads for WHA NEW YORK (CP) The Times says delcnreman Jim Dorey of New York Rangers of the National Hockey League lias jumped to New England ers of the new World Hockey Association. Gerald Eskcnazi of The Times says the Whalers will announce the signing of Dorey and Tommy Williams of California Golden Seals today. In Boston, a spokesman for the Whalers said the club would hold a news conference this I morning to announce the sign- ing of two NHL players, but did not identify the two. Dorey, who came to the Rangers in a mid-season swap with Toronto Maple Leafs, would become the first Ranger to jump to the WHA. His depar- ture would also leave Pittsburgh Penguins as the only NHL club not to have lost a player lo the new league. Dorey, 24, a native of Kings- ton, Ont., first joined the Leafs in 1969, The Rangers had' planned lo use him to beef up their defen- sive checking, but he suffered i separated shoulder in his first game with New York and vis lost for the remainder oi the season. Emile Francis, Hangers' gen- eral manager-coach, could not be reached for comment. Buying an economy cor? How big an engine are you getting? 1200 cc? 1600 cc? 1900 cc? Firenza tops 'em all with one of the biggest standard engines in the economy car class. Are you getting front disc brakes or the old drum type? Firenza gives you front disc brakes, and they're power What luxury extras are you getting? Firenza's SL model gives you deep-pile carpeting, richly upholstered bucket seats, a cigarette lighter, rear seat ashtrays, courtesy lights and much more. Now, what kind of deaf are you getting? A lot of economy car dealers tend to be a little inflexible, But Pontiac dealers are out to sell Firenzas, So you can think in terms of good deals and generous trade-in allowances, Buying an economy car? Ask your Pontiac dealer to show you what rea] economy is all about. ;